Check out this nice antique Leseim Leipzig violin bow. Would make a great gift for a special occasion or keep for yourself!
The violin bow is made of wood. Nice looking six sided shaft. Very unique though in that the six sided shaft goes to round down by the tip. Normally carries as six sided all the way down the shaft.
The bow was made sometime before 1900 in Leipzig, Germany. First name on bow shaft appears to be "Leseim" before "Leipzig", you be the judge before acquiring. As one party pointed out in a thread in 2012 that is almost Meisel spelled backwards. Probably just coincidence. One was listed on a luthier shop site in 2012 for $1,200 US.
We acquired a number of violin bows from what appears to have come from a closed luthier shop, that we are offering our clients over the next few months.
Very little loss of the finish along the shaft. Nice looking frog on it. The bow has no cracks, splits or repairs to the wood shaft that we can see to report to you.
Great craftsmanship to this bow shaft. The bow shaft is squared on side where frog makes contact with shaft.
The violin bow shows age (bow probably dates to the mid to latter 1800s), and wear from use over 100 plus years. The bow says "Leseim Leipzig" on the shaft above the frog. There is no notation of the country the bow was made in under the frog. The bow still has a great finish on it. Good camber. Strong flex to the shaft. We can ascertain no warping, splits or repairs to report to you. Nice black leather and silver colored wire winding on the bow, that is securely fixed on both sides.
The bow has the full name, "Leseim Leipzig" faintly embossed on it. Nice mother of pearl inlays on the sides of the frog, and along the bottom. Has "IIIII" scratched into the slide side of the frog. Typically just a way of matching frogs up with shafts, not a way to identify a maker.
Silver colored end adjusting screw. Silver colored cap on end screw is there. The ebony part of the frog is squared off on both sides to meet up with the brass end plate.
The violin bow is 28-7/8" long. The bow weighs 2.1 ounces with no horse hair on it. The violin bow will need to be rehaired. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
No certificate of authenticity (COA) was acquired with this violin bow. No COA will be provided to the acquirer of this bow.
We recommend that you come look at it in person, or have your qualified agent do so before acquiring. We are in Wilmington, DE. The restocking fee will apply should you decide to make a determination the bow is not authenticate after you acquire.
Make sure that this violin bow meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So again, ask all questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the clock on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
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